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Magic Johnson

Don't Be a Crybaby, Kanye ...

Friends Can't Always Win

2/9/2015 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

020915_magic_johnson2_launchMemo to Kanye West from Magic Johnson: Quit whining at award shows -- it's NOT always about your friends taking home EVERY trophy!

Magic was out in NYC today when we asked him about Kanye dissing Beck's Grammy win for Best Album -- and he dished out some sound advice ... which we're guessing Yeezy will totally ignore. 

Still, MJ added ... Kanye's basically a "good guy" who just flies off at the mouth sometimes.

The NBA legend also sounded off about the Lakers' celeb fans possibly jumping ship.

Check out the vid. Unlike Kanye ... nothing rattles the Magic man.

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Giuliana Rancic

Head Turner at Grammys

2/9/2015 10:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0209_Giuliana-Rancic_APGiuliana Rancic hit the red carpet at the Grammys and everyone noticed.

The TV host hobnobbed with celebs before the show. Saturday, she tweeted about a pre-Grammy feast, saying, "Tons of sushi and finishing off an entire bread pudding. #dinnerofchampions #whateverittakes."

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Kanye West

When I Insinuated Beck Wasn't a Real Artist

I Meant ...

2/9/2015 6:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West now says he was not suggesting Beck wasn't a "real artist" when he ranted an ultimatum that "real artists" might boycott the Grammys .. but it sure sounds like that's what he was saying. 

Kanye, Kim and North West arrived in NYC Monday and he insisted he was not disrespecting Beck when he jumped on stage after Beyonce lost to the singer for Album of the Year.  

But Kanye went on E! after the Grammys and said, "All I know is if the Grammys want real artists to keep coming back they need to stop playing with us," adding Beck should have given his Grammy to Beyonce. 

The good news ... Kanye has gone from stone-cold silence to a talking machine.

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Kanye West

Imma Let You Finish Beck, But ...

2/8/2015 8:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

020815_grammys_beck_kanye_launchKanye West was really pumped up for Beck's big Grammy win Sunday night ... so much so, he almost relived his famous Taylor Swift moment from the 2009 Video Music Awards.

Beyonce lost the album of the year award to Beck, but before the singer could accept ... Kanye appeared out of nowhere to seemingly defend the diva's honor once again. 

This time, things played out much differently. 

And to prove things have changed ... Kanye even chatted at the show with T. Swift. 

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Madonna

Ass Cheeks Out ...

Squeeze 'Em Easy!

2/9/2015 7:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0209-madonna-grammys-flash-gettyMadonna's ass probably couldn't make it in a Nicki Minaj video these days ... but that's not stopping her from exposing it like it's 1992 again. 

The 56-year-old arrived at Staples Center for the Grammys in a sexy matador outfit, and decided to get medieval on photogs -- by hiking up her dress and showing off her aging cheeks. 

Later on stage, her butt took on a bunch of half naked masked men with horns.

She keeps getting older, but her ass is ... also getting older. She just hides it well.

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Pats' Malcolm Butler

SUPER NERVOUS

... During Grammys Cameo

2/9/2015 6:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

020815_patriots_grammys_launch_v2More than 100 MILLION people watched him in the Super Bowl ... and he was calm under pressure. 

But New England Patriots hero Malcolm Butler got super nervous last night at the 2015 Grammys when he and Julian Edelman presented one of the awards ... with less than 1/3 of the audience watching. 

Don't get us wrong -- we love the guy ... but you could feel his nerves through the TV (deep breath man!!!). 

Meantime, Julian Edelman's right ... Josh Duhamel does look like Tom Brady

Fun Fact -- Duhamel was the QB of his college football team ... but instead of going to the NFL, Josh went to dental school. 

Birdman

DENIED at Nicki Minaj Pre-Grammy Party

2/8/2015 8:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

020815_birdman_launch_v2Birdman and his very big crew were turned away from Nicki Minaj's pre-Grammy party in West Hollywood early Sunday, and cops raced over to make sure things didn't get out of hand.

There's talk Nicki is going to bail on Birdman's Cash Money and follow Lil Wayne, so the fact that the mogul was sent walking seems like a big deal.  He showed up at 1:45 AM and the club is supposed to close at 2, and you hear a guy at the door tell Birdman's posse the club was already closed. 

At the same time, there was a good 15 minutes left and Birdman's kind of a big deal, and that may be why you hear someone say that Nicki didn't want him in.

Either way ... he didn't get in.

Grammy Parties

Shooting Near Club

One Dead

2/8/2015 7:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0208-hollywood-grammy-club-shooting-tmz-01Someone was shot to death near a pre-Grammy party Saturday night.

It happened next door to Supperclub in Hollywood, and the joint was filled with rappers, including DJ Paul and based on social media it looks like Snoop Dogg, Schoolboy Q and Wiz Khalifa were also there.

Two guys got into an argument near the club, shots rang out and one person lay mortally wounded in the street.  The man was shot in the head and died at the hospital.

Cops tell us it looks like both men involved in the fight were affiliated with gangs.  At this point, there's no evidence that the suspect or victim were patrons of Supperclub.

As for Saturday's incident ... cops have a suspect in custody.

Tila Tequila

Farrah Can Have My Porn Award ...

I'm a Mom Now

1/29/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
0128-tila-tequila-farrah-abraham-avn-tmz-01And the AVN Award for Best Celebrity Sex Tape ... does not go to Farrah Abraham -- but her cakes might take the cake anyway, since the actual winner Tila Tequila would rather be Mommy of The Year.

Tila won the trophy last weekend for her Shakespearean effort in "Tila Tequila 2: Backdoored and Squirting" -- but she tells us she'd be happy to give it to Farrah ... who clearly wanted it more.

During the award ceremony, the former "Teen Mom" mistakenly stood up as Tila was named the winner -- but Tila, who squeezed out a baby girl in November ... says she'd rather be known as a great mom than for great anal.

No word if the "Backdoor Teen Mom" will accept Tila's offer, but we're sure she's got a place to put it.

Grammy's Sue

You Can't Sell Our Tickets to Joe Blow!

1/27/2015 1:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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The only riff raff the Grammy's want at its ceremony a week from Sunday is the singer, and maybe not even him ... and that's the basis of a new lawsuit.

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences claims VIP Concierge has somehow gotten hold of some of the tickets and is hawking them online.  

The Academy claims in the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- the tickets are not transferable and anyone who buys them will be unceremoniously thrown out of Staples Center.

But it doesn't end there. According to the lawsuit, VIP Concierge has been advertising the tickets with a pic of the Gramophone logo and the phrase, "Music's Biggest Night."

The website doesn't say how much a ticket will set you back ... that's all backroom stuff.

The Academy is asking a judge for an order declaring VIP legally out of bounds, and they want some cash for their troubles.

Christy Mack

Doing AVN Party

But Not For the Porn Of It

1/22/2015 3:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
Christy Mack AVN PartyPorn star Christy Mack is taking her talents to Vegas for the AVN Awards -- but after recovering from a brutal domestic violence attack ... she's doing it for a charitable cause. 

TMZ has learned Mack will be doing a meet and greet at OG Las Vegas on Friday night -- and a portion of the door proceeds will be donated to Safe Nest -- a domestic violence org.

Christy's appearance kicks off AVN weekend in Vegas ... and we're told there will be VIP gift bags with limited edition Christy Mack merchandise on sale to fans. Some of that revenue will also go to Safe Nest.

TMZ broke the story ... Mack was allegedly pummeled by her ex-boyfriend War Machine back in August ... leaving her with broken bones and a ruptured liver.

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War Machine is still behind bars facing 32 charges ... including attempted murder.

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'Selma' Star Tim Roth

My Black Co-Stars ...

Deserved Oscar Nominations!

1/17/2015 7:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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"Selma" star Tim Roth says his black co-stars deserved to be nominated for an Academy Award this year ... period.

Roth was heading into the White House for a special screening of the movie courtesy of the Prez ... when he told our photog how he feels about the absence of Academy color.

Best part of the video ... Roth tells us how it feels to be one of the only white people featured in the flick ... his response is hilarious.

Jennifer Aniston & Angelina Jolie

Together At Last

... In the Same Photo

1/16/2015 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jennifer Aniston Angelina Jolie Critics Choice AwardsWe're gonna need a bigger room ... is what Critics' Choice Awards planners must have been saying with Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie showing up at the same event for the first time in years.

The ex and current Mrs. Pitt were actually photographed together -- several dozens of feet apart -- in a wide shot of the room ... making it clear someone (who wants to remain employed) was careful to seat them as far away as possible from each other.

We're told there were no chance run-ins between them during the show -- their first close encounter since the 2009 Oscars. For the record ... both women lost last night.

Although Justin Theroux was with Jennifer ... Angie was riding solo. Brad's no dummy.

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